Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” The Hollywood Reporter’s “10 Rising Comedy Talents” and New York Magazine’s “10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny.” Kumail first gained attention for his critically acclaimed one-man show “Unpronounceable” (directed by Paul Provenza), and in 2008, he received two ECNY awards for Best Male Stand-up Comedian and Best One Man Show.
Since beginning his career in Chicago, he has performed standup on a number of television programs including the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan. He also had a recurring role and was a staff writer on Michael & Michael Have Issues and has recurred on The Colbert Report. In July 2011 he and Ali Baker began hosting a videogame-themed podcast, titled The Indoor Kids. In addition to guest-starring in various comedy shows like Portlandia, and VEEP Nanjiani is starring in a supporting role in the TNT series Franklin & Bash.